From custom motorcycles, to augmented reality, to revolutionary fashion, these women are making historic waves in the creative world. It’s Women’s History Month and it was easy to be inspired by these game-changers you’ll surely want to track. After all, now that the pandemic is waning, there are so many more in-person conversations, and you’ll be a party favorite with these women’s accomplishments to share. Never forget, representation absolutely matters.
For even more conversation fodder, we’ve got you covered with last month’s Top 13 Black Creatives to Follow.
Enjoy these game-changers!
Dava’s Picks: Founder and Chief Creative Officer
- Juno Calypso, Photographer and Filmmaker, is another artist who, following in the steps of Cindy Sherman and Mary Sibande, uses an alter-ego to craft characters that draw attention to prominent social commentaries.
Follow at: @junocalypso
Andre’s Picks: Associate Creative Director
- Piper Zhou, an augmented reality art creator creating a new norm for AR art.
Follow at: @piper.kj
Jane’s Picks: Sr. Engagement Strategist
Brenna’s Picks: Creative Project Manager
- Lysa Thieffry, a fashion Photographer and Filmmaker, mixes the colorful absurdity of childhood to a nearly digital future, exploring femininity beyond traditional beauty in order to seek a new empowered generation.
Follow at: @lysathieffry
Haley’s Picks: Creative Project Manager
- Chloe Kim broke the mold in women’s snowboarding, making history in the 2022 Olympics to be the first woman to win back to back gold medals on the snowboard halfpipe.
Follow at: @chloekim
Suzanne’s Picks: Operations Leader
- Morag Myerscough transforms public spaces by collaborating with community groups to develop ideas that reflect the identity of the users and then designs work drawing on their shared cultural history/heritage.
Meb’s Picks: Designer
- Zen Sekizawa has been working as a photographer, director and artist for over two decades and her practice has grown into exploring, critiquing and acting on the intersection of art, politics and community care.
Follow at: @zensekizawa
Elaine’s Picks: Designer
- Noemie Le Coz is half of the new creative studio, Little Troop, that she runs with her husband, Jeremy. While very diverse, her aesthetic approach often involves a distinct sense of play, aiming to put the fun in functional.
Follow at: @noemie_lecoz
Zili’s Picks: Designer
- Teresita Fernández, known for public sculptures and unconventional use of materials, is focusing her latest work on challenging conventional definitions of landscape by deconstructing traditional genres to reveal more urgent narratives.
Follow at: @teresita.fernandez
Xiaoxiao’s Picks: Junior Designer
- Yayoi Kusama revolutionized New York’s male-dominated art scene in the late 1950s with her main goal being to inspire joy and happiness.
Follow at: @yayoikusama_
Abigail’s Picks: Junior Designer
- Margot Lévêque is a modern type designer based in Paris who has a lush and illustrative approach to type design. Her work swirls with personality and voice, working with clients anywhere from Hermès to Spotify.
Follow at: @margot.leveque
- Robyn Kanner is a writer and founder of Studio Gradients, a remote creative agency. She was the Senior Creative Advisor for the Biden-Harris Presidential Campaign and the Creative Director for the 59th Presidential Inaugural Committee.
Follow at: @robynkanner
It’s no surprise that making noise in industries dominated by men (the vast majority of industries) is tough work. There’s razor thin margins for error, often a single chance to be seen in an entire career, and barriers that make creating from the heart and for the heart exceedingly difficult.
Nevertheless, she persisted.
If you’re looking for a little extra oomph in continuing to push through obstacles in your career, we’ve got just the thing, 10 Career Quotes for Creative Women. And as always, if you’d like to chat more about crafting an authentic brand personality for your purpose-driven organization, we would love to hear from you! Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to connect.